With A Twist
Hello crafty friends, does my heading today seems a little strange? Let me explain. It's the name of the class I just took from Altenew. My instructor Therese Calvrid encouraged me to change the way my products were intended to be used so I created the card above using my stamps and dies in a different way than usual.
First I heat embossed the outline stamp then I applied the technique from the class Tone on Tone Stamping. The gorgeous die in the middle is Altenew's Dog Rose Panel die A, I also have the panel B, and this set is a layering die set. As you can see, I only used the panel A die for this card and cut it repeatedly to inlay the coloured paper inside for the flowers and leaves to stand out.
I laid the die pieces on a double-sided adhesive and with any of the remaining open space left, I poured iridescent glitter on top, as it would stick to any exposed adhesive. I used my fingers to rub and press the glitter down so that it would hold well. By using the same die to cut out a rectangle on my silver card front, I was able to inlay my whole panel. For a beautiful shine, a Swarovski crystal was placed in the centre of each flower. I added a layer of Wink Of Stella on top of my sentiment and also Glossy Accents for a clear, three-dimensional look.
This card turns out unexpectedly looking like a silver photo frame that you would see at a photoshop.
Golden Garden Stamp, Label Love Stamp, Dog Rose Panel A Die, Grey Denim Crisp Dye Ink, Acrylic Block
Cardstock (Grey, Green, White, Gold, Silver), Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Anti Static Bag, Die Cut Machine, Iridescent Glitter, Heat Gun, Double Sided Adhesive Craft Sheet, Glossy Accents, Swarovski Crystal.
Tips: Remember to prep your surface before embossing. Use smaller stamps for a thin border. Mount your sentiment on foam tape for a more dimensional look. Try tone on tone technique to create interest without taking attention away from the main focus.
I'd like to enter my card into these following challenges: